The Other Opioid Epidemic: Addicted Babies

Nationwide concern regarding the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths often overlook some of the most vulnerable victims: babies born addicted because of their addicted mothers. What Drugs Cause Addiction In Babies? Opiates are currently the weapon causing babies the most harm. Heroin, morphine, codeine, fentanyl, and prescription opioid painkillers can cause a baby to be born addicted. However, drug substitute …

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After Drug Detox Here’s How To Avoid Being A Dry Drunk

Drug Detox | LakehouseRecoveryCenter.comOnce an recovering addict has gone through drug detox and they’ve completed substance abuse treatment, they’re often still in need of much healing. In fact, although a person might have entered recovery there are still parts of his or her personality that warrant exploration.

Even when a person is no longer drinking and has gone through drug detox harmful patterns of thought might continue to exist that can cause cravings and difficult moods.

It’s the reason for the term among the Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) community – the dry drunk. The negative connotation to this phrase comes from the fact that family, friends, and co-workers must still bear the irascibility, arrogance, and destructive behavior of a recovering alcoholic.

Experts in the drug counseling field and those within the AA community also know the term stinking thinking. It’s a phrase that refers to the destructive and dysfunctional patterns of thinking that alcoholics tend to experience, regardless of whether they are drinking.

For example, thinking patterns that are common among new recovering addicts are:

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Addiction Help: Knowing the Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics – Part Two

Addiction | LakehouseRecoveryCenter.comThis article is the second in a two part series. In the first article, 6 of 16 character traits were listed for adult children of alcoholism. These are traits experts in the field of drug addiction treatment have identified. Specifically, the traits listed in this article series were written about by Dr. Janet Woititz, author of the book, Adult Children of Alcoholics.

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